Monday, August 27, 2012

Winds of Wyoming by Rebecca Lyles


Fresh out of a Pennsylvania penitentiary armed with a marketing degree, Kate Neilson heads to Wyoming anticipating an anonymous new beginning as a guest-ranch employee. A typical twenty-five-year-old woman might be looking to lasso a cowboy, but her only desire is to get on with life on the outside—despite her growing interest in the ranch owner. When she discovers a violent ex-lover followed her west, she fears the past she hoped to hide will trail as close as a shadow and imprison her once again.

Read an excerpt from Winds of Wyoming:

Kate Neilson peered into the slot on the collection box lid. Was that money she saw on the bottom or crumpled paper?
Sometimes people put weird stuff in offering boxes. The early morning sunshine hadn’t reached her side of the dark log chapel, but she didn’t dare turn on the interior lights and attract attention. Maybe she should grab the flashlight from her car. Though she’d opened the side door at the front of the sanctuary, she still couldn’t see inside the box.

She toyed with the padlock. All she needed was enough cash to get by until payday at her new job. If she left a note saying she’d pay it back right away, with interest, surely they’d understand. After all, she was down to her last ten—
The floor creaked.

Her heart stopped.

“That box is empty, sweetie.”

Stifling a gasp, Kate dropped the lock and spun around.

A white-haired woman stood in the open doorway at the far end of the chapel. “We haven’t used it …” The woman’s voice cracked. “Since two-thousand and three.”

Kate darted for the foyer, her pulse pounding at her temple. No way were they going to catch her this time. She slammed against the front door. One twist of the handle and—

Though debut novelist Rebecca Carey Lyles grew up in Wyoming, she and her husband, Steve, currently live in the neighboring state of Idaho. She enjoys the creativity and beauty that abound throughout her adopted state as well as opportunities to hike, camp, snowshoe and cross-country ski in the midst of God’s grandeur. Currently, she’s putting the finishing touches on a Winds of Wyoming sequel titled Winds of Freedom. Rebecca is giving away a copy of Winds of Wyoming.

Check out Becky's websites at:
Facebook: Rebecca Carey Lyles
Twitter: @BeckyLyles

To buy her book:
Barnes and Noble

Becky is giving away a copy of "The Winds of Wyoming." The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.  To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Teela said...

Love the book jacket and would love to win this book. I grew up in NM and CO and it's a whole different ballgame than living in TN like I do now!

Jo said...

The cover of the book is great and the book sounds quite interesting. Thank you for the giveaway.


cjajsmommy said...

The excerpt is intriguing. Please enter my name to win a copy of the book. djragno [at] hotmail [dot] com

ann said...

Interested in finding out how each woman ended up in the end. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading very much . Thanks for the giveaway
amhengst at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

I love Wyo. and the cover on your book. I lived in jackson for 6 years and loved being able to see the Tetons all time. They were beautiful. Thanks for the contest. I would love to win it.
Maxie ( )

Amy R.S. said...

Another new to me author and book. Sounds like a good one. Please enter me. Thanks

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting me, ladies of the Barn Door Book Loft! And thanks for the kind comments. I'm looking forward to mailing one of you an autographed copy of "Winds of Wyoming." ;-)

HomePlace Gatherings said...

I'm taking a college course in marketing and I like cowboys. Sounds like the perfect book for me!

Doreen Brannan
priviesandprims at yahoo. com

Anonymous said...

Enjoy reading new authors and this one sounds great...makes me wonder why she is just out of prison...

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